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Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour – Our Living Room & Dining Room

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Love farmhouse style? Here’s the farmhouse style summer home tour of our living room and dining room. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your own home this summer!


Hello, my friends! It’s seasonal tour time again. If you’re stopping by from Nina Hendrick’s (isn’t her home and photography gorgeous?), welcome to Home Made Lovely. I’m Shannon and I’m a writer, interior stylist, wife and homeschooling mom. I love to decorate and I believe that home is the most important place on earth because well, it’s HOME.  Today, I’ll be sharing our farmhouse style summer home tour, including our living room and dining room.

Love farmhouse style? Here's the farmhouse style summer home tour of our living room and dining room. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your own home this summer!

Life has been a little stressful for the last several months (mainly financially due to circumstances out of our control when we bought this house and trying to make the right decisions to catch up after the fact) and while Dean and I are leaning into it, it’s zapped my creativity quite a bit recently. So, coming up with a ‘new’ look for our living room and dining room by shopping the house was a little harder than usual. The upside is, now that I spent a day moving things around and playing with decor, my creativity has actually improved and I’m loving the ‘new’ spaces. (I did get lazy and forget to remove old screws and plugs from the wall in a couple of places though. Shhh. Don’t tell.)

The Dining Room

Since the whole main floor is very open, our dining room is the first space you see from the entry when you walk into our home.

dining room from entry HML

When we moved into the house, this room was painted mauve and was in need of a lot of TLC to bring it into the 2000’s. We added panel moulding and DIY’d a coffered ceiling. We also recently gave the room a furniture makeover when we worked with The Brick to make it more functional for how we use the space. It also got prettier!

farmhouse style dining room

The hutches hold both my grandmother’s China and much of my Rae Dunn collection (which is incredibly hard to find in Canada).

farmhouse dining room hutch

The chairs are Scotch-Guarded for their protection and our teenagers are pretty careful with them. If we had younger kids, I don’t think we’d have fabric chairs in here. But we LOVE them for long dinners and family game nights! (So comfy for our bottoms!)

farmhouse dining room chairs

The console table is one that Dean built for me on a Friday night, so I could use it in a video the next day. He’s awesome like that. It also holds some of my Rae Dunn collection and some other pretties. In fact, it’s in the space just for pretty displays. (Aren’t cords so annoying in real life?)

farmhouse dining room sideboard

farmhouse console table decor ideas

And, in case anyone is wondering, the chandelier is actually a kitchen island light that we got from Wayfair. Right before we moved here, I was at a gorgeous ranch in California and in the dining room was this same light. I fell in love with it immediately and knew it was the one for our dining room here.

From our dining room, you can walk into the back half of the house and our living room and kitchen.

dining room to living room hallway

The Living Room

Our living room is another of my favorite spaces. It’s right next to the kitchen, which is very open. But it’s tucked behind the dining room wall, so it’s nice and cozy even though it’s large.

farmhouse style living room

farmhouse bookcase with doors gallery wall sectional

farmhouse living room from kitchen

It is a bit awkward for placing furniture and art, as there’s only one long wall and a short one. The fireplace is also not centered so, that makes seating and a rug hard to place. This is the only room I haven’t rearranged since we moved here for that reason (aside from making room for the Christmas tree in winter and back to regular furniture again). We painted the fireplace Sherwin Williams Peppercorn after we moved in and just recently added the bamboo shades to those two windows, as well as lavender topiaries and a huge sign to the mantel to add some interest to the space as it was lacking personality before.

farmhouse grey fireplace and two chairs

We love our Ikea Ektorp sectional, although I do so wish we could make it work with a white slipcover. But alas, that just wasn’t for us. The two chairs by the fireplace are also Ikea Ektorp. But those we bought second-hand on Kijiji, so I have no idea if the covers are original or not. I’m sorry – people ask all the time.

Ikea Ektorp Grey Sectional Farmhouse Living Room

black and white grid gallery wall behind sectional couch

black and white family photo gallery wall

There are a few things I’d like to eventually change in here. Like maybe the coffee table. While I love this one, it seems to be a bit too heavy and dark for the space. And I LOVE the glass-doored cabinet. But it was never intended to be in here – it just literally fits NOWHERE else in the house! I think a long low cabinet would perhaps be better suited to that wall behind the sectional.

farmhouse living room and kitchen

Overall, I adore our main floor and feel happiest when it’s neat and tidy like it is right now. Are you the same?

farmhouse decor on dresser in living room

farmhouse vignette on dresser in living room

farmhouse decor behind couch dog crate

ikea cart with rae dunn

Farmhouse Style Summer Home Tour Video

And Just for fun, here’s a quick video tour of the main floor.

And don’t forget to pin to come back later!

Love farmhouse style? Here's the source list for the farmhouse style summer home tour of our living room and dining room. 

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Source List

farmhouse style dining room

Wall Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Eider White

Baseboard Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Pure White

Panel Moulding – Metrie, French Curves Scene 1

Coffered Ceiling – DIY project here

Curtains  – DIY here

Dining Room Table – Calistoga, The Brick

Upholstered Chairs – Caroline Wing, The Brick

Buffet & Hutches – Keswick, The Brick

Console Table – DIY (no tutorial)

Chandelier – Wayfair

Lamps – Lowe’s

Arched Mirror – Amazon

Smart Thermostat – ecobee4

Dishware – Grandmother’s China and Rae Dunn Collection

Tiered Tray –  The Home Made Lovely Collection

Scented Soy Black Tin Candles – The Home Made Lovely Collection

Salvaged Wood Candles – The Home Made Lovely Collection

Striped Grain Sack Style Pillow – The Home Made Lovely Collection 

Amber Glass Spray Bottles & Labels – The Home Made Lovely Collection

Farmhouse Style Living Room Source List

farmhouse style living room

Wall Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Eider White

Baseboard Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Pure White

Fireplace Mantel Paint Color – Sherwin Williams Peppercorn

Sectional – Ikea Ektorp with Nordvalla Dark Gray Slip Cover

Armchairs – Ikea Ektorp with unknown covers (chairs purchased second-hand)

Glass Door Bookcase – Wayfair

Dresser – Second-hand, with a DIY Makeover here

Chalkboard – Homesense

Frame – Vintage

Gallery Wall Frames – Michaels

Rolling Cart – Ikea, similar here

Coffee Table – Artemano

Wood Cake Stand – Farmhouse Wares

Tobacco Basket – The Home Made Lovely Collection

Magnolia Wreath – DIY, similar here

Pillows – Porter Lane Home

Crock – vintage

Flower Box/Crate – DIY project here (repainted for this tour)

Drawer on dresser – Michaels

Books – vintage

Demijohn – Walmart, similar here

Lamps – Birch Lane (discontinued), similar here

Curtains  – DIY here

Bamboo Blinds – Amazon

Let’s Stay Home sign – Etsy

Growth Chart Ruler – Lowe’s, similar here

Floor Lamp – Wayfair

Rug – Similar Overstock

farmhouse grey fireplace and two chairs

I think that’s it. But if you don’t see something you’re looking for, just email us to ask!

Love farmhouse style? Here's the farmhouse style summer home tour of our living room and dining room. Maybe it will give you some ideas for your own home this summer!

I really hope you liked our summer living room and dining room tour. You can see all of our home decorating progress and changes here. Once you’re finished here, please go visit my friend Jamie (who just wrote a book) at So Much Better with Age. 🙂


For more inspiration and summer tours by my talented blog friends, visit each of them below:

The Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour series is back; and this time we’re all about simple summer decor touches! All week long, my talented blogging friends and I are sharing part of our homes. I can’t wait to take in all the gorgeous inspiration…

Also sharing with me today…

The DIY Mommy // The Turquoise Home // Nina Hendrick // Home Made Lovely

So Much Better with Age // Maison de Cinq // Paint Me Pink
Southern State of Mind // Jenna Kate at Home

Sharing this week…

Monday

The Happy Housie // Maison de Pax // Shabbyfufu // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Inspiration for Moms // Clean & Scentsible // House of Wood // Summer Adams

Tuesday

Sincerely Marie Designs // House by Hoff // Rambling Renovators
Town and Country Living // Newly Woodwards

Craftberry Bush // On Sutton Place // Designthusiasm // Zevy Joy

Wednesday

Bless’er House // Finding Silver Pennies // Rooms for Rent // Amber Tysl

Deeply Southern Home // Two Twenty One // A Burst of Beautiful // Making it in the Mountains

I'd love it if you'd share:

I'd love to chat with you in the comments!

Comments

  1. Sheila says

    Shannon, it is such a pleasure to peruse your beautiful home! I absolutely love your style, and everything is so pretty! I especially love the stunning wood trim detail in your dining room – so gorgeous!!

    So nice to be “hopping” with you!

    Happy Summer!

    Sheila
    xo

  2. Leslie says

    What a lovely family home you have. I must disagree with you on your coffee table. I like how it “talks” to your island and brings a little weight without being too heavy! But I totally get when you feel the need for change too! 😉

  3. IttefaqSalt says

    Wow! Your home looks simply amazing. You have done a great job with the decor. I have updated my living room recently. I love to decorate my home with beautiful and budget friendly items. That’s why I have placed Himalayan salt lamps and candle holders in my living room and kitchen. Their beautiful shapes and warm glow have completely changed the whole decor of my home.

  4. Candace Bleznuk says

    Hello! I am loving your dining room table and chairs. But you did say you probably wouldn’t have fabric chairs with small kids. We have two young boys. Are there chairs you would recommend with that table that would be more kid friendly? Also, are you still loving the table?

    Thanks!

    • Shannon Acheson says

      Well, honestly Candace (I have a sister-in-law named Candace!), I wouldn’t have fabric chairs with young kids. But only because I would be stressed all the time about them getting destroyed. And yes, we do love the table. As much as I love the look of the Restoration Hardware/raw wood of our old table, this one is SO practical and durable. As for other chairs, you could try the Keswick ones in Dovetail Gray from the Brick? Or these metal ones from Wayfair (sorry I tried to find metal at The Brick but it looks like they don’t have any at the moment)? Let me know if you want any other suggestions. 🙂

  5. Lilly says

    I love, love, LOVE your home. Absolutely cozy and beautiful. May I ask where you got your Let’s stay home sign? I’m in love with it! So glad I found your blog 🙂

  6. Kristin salazar says

    Such a beautiful home! The cabinet in the dinning room looks like it is no longer on the brick site. Can I ask were you found the cabinet in the living room. Both are so pretty and I have been looking for a new “china cabinet” but not one that looks like “grandma’s” china cabinet 🙂 Both these cabinets are perfect!

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